Agenda Item No. V. B. 8. b.

Washburn University Board of Regents





SUBJECT: Production Switcher for KTWU





DESCRIPTION:



KTWU is requesting approval to purchase a multi-definition digital production switcher. The production switcher package will replace an existing analog production switcher with a state of the art digital production switcher. The production switcher will switch both high definition camera sources and standard definition sources. KTWU will be able to produce high-quality high definition programs.



Proposals were submitted from the following vendors:

Vendor Total Amount

Ross Video, Inc. $168,801.00

Shaw Communications $171,243.00

Professional Video Supply, Inc. $141,188.75



The proposal submitted by Professional Video Supply, Inc. did not meet specifications. Ross Video, Inc. submitted the lowest-price proposal meeting specifications.





FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



Funding for the production switcher will be 100% from the KTWU Digital Capital Fundraising Campaign.



RECOMMENDATION:



President Farley recommends approval to award a contract to Ross Video, Inc. for $168,801.00



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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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